No Arrests in Santa Monica Party Bus Shooting That Left Woman Dead

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The fatal shooting of a young mother on a party bus near the Santa Monica pier remained unsolved Sunday with police continuing to ask for the public’s assistance in identifying the perpetrators.

The victim, De’Ommie De La Cruz, 28, of Compton, was shot dead early Saturday morning after a dispute broke out between passengers of two buses parked along Ocean Avenue near Colorado Avenue, according to authorities.

Two or three men fired guns into De La Cruz’s bus and then fled the scene, Santa Monica police said. Three other passengers were injured.

The two groups were not traveling together, but some passengers may have known each other, said Lt. Saul Rodriguez.

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